Second Skin


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Second Skin®

Wound care A hydrogel dressing used for minor burns, blisters, insect bites or stings, to promote wound healing and protect against bacterial infection. See Wound care.

Second Skin

adhesive plastic film; used to prevent blister formation in skin areas subject to friction and shear

Patient discussion about Second Skin

Q. What are first, second and third degree burns? What’s the difference between them and do they get treated in a different way?

A. Pain management for burns can be difficult since burns differ in type and severity. There are three types of burns:

First-degree burns are considered mild compared to other burns. They result in pain and reddening of the epidermis (outer layer of the skin).

Second-degree burns affect the epidermis and the dermis (lower layer of skin). They cause pain, redness, swelling, and blistering.

Third-degree burns go through the dermis and affect deeper tissues. They result in white or blackened, charred skin that may be numb.
Hope this helps.

http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/pain-caused-by-burns

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References in classic literature ?
vocabulary that would stick to him like a second skin.
She had primrose-coloured gloves that fitted her hands like a second skin.
His companions were his sallow little Yankee secretary, whose name I really forget, but whom I met with Maguire at the Boxing Club, and a very grand person in a second skin of shimmering sequins.
SECOND SKIN SKELETON COSTUME You'll need to be confident wearing this second skin costume but, make no bones about it, there's no doubt everyone will remember you if you turn up on Halloween as a skeleton.
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It consists of an invisible film that acts like a second skin, tightening and smoothing real skin underneath.
But what if instead of plastic surgery or questionable cosmetic potions, you could slather on a second skin that eliminated some of those imperfections?
The customisation, or what Fiat like to call the Second Skin, offers a lovely variety of checks and patterns that just so suit the 500.
According to J&J, the product uses hydrocolloid technology that fits like a second skin and stays on all day long, unlike ordinary bandages.
UVEX, European glove manufacturer, reports it has launched three new lines in its growing phynomic range of gloves that protect the product, as well as the wearer, uvex says ail its phynomic gloves are made in Germany to its independently -accredited pure standard, fit like a second skin, offer outstanding grip, and are free from silicone and harmful solvents, so can be used by the most allergy-sensitive of wearers in a multitude of wet and dry applications.
Sun and moon, even street lamps try to Make me understand, Born as one, my shadow dormant as we Grow into each other, As a second skin or perhaps that long Lost sister or brother, Take care of your shadow for it relies Each day and night on you, Should one day you find you're alone You'll know your time is due.
Her pose is confident, sensual, and luminous and her accessories are worn as if they are a second skin.